MY MEMORIES OF SAVAK INTERROGATIONS
In 1974, after finishing university, I returned to
What had I done that was so
criminal in their mind? I had simply
wanted Shah's government to observe the human rights, democracy and respect the
*rule of law*. When I had been a student
Confederation had asked for freedom of political prisoners.
We had condemned Shah's regime for torturing and murdering the opposition.
Basically confederation of Iranian students called for observation of human
rights and democracy in
But weren't all these part of
In fact, even years before that, in 1332, my cousin (pesar amoo), who was with Jebhe Melli, had been shot by
Shah's police on the occasion of Nixon trip to
I think Savak
actually helped the downfall of monarchy in
The ones who are in the footsteps of Savak acting for IRI, are doing the same service for IRI. I just hope the same bloodshed does not happen and reformers be able to establish the road of moderation this time.
When I see supporters of former monarchy speaking of the past, I wonder why they do not remember those days and how they kept silent about the actions of Savak. Today they try to speak in the soft tone but who would dare to challenge them those days.
Now they wonder why so many people hate monarchy. Some of them still do not condemn the Savak. When the best of Iranian intellectuals were
called kharAb-kAr and doshman-e
The real enemies of
When law is broken by the ones who should uphold it, then revolutions happen which will change the law and the ones in charge of upholding the law.
The same Savakis are now doing their murderous acts in the
name of Islam. These people have no
respect for Islam or
I hope the broken mansions of the ones who felt mighty, when riding their horse those days, can give the ones who are doing the same today, a lesson, and history not to repeat itself again:
hAn ey del-e ebrat bin
az dideh ebar kon hAn
eyvAn-e madAen rA
Aiineh-e ebrat dAn.
Postscript July 28, 2003-There are people today who try to show that Savak was not that bad and they work hard to whitewash my experiences. The attacks of Savak on me is not comparable to what others experienced, who died under the Savak torturers, and are not living to tell their stories. The stories that started even before Savak was formed, when the journalist Karimpour Shirzai was burned to die and Dr. Hossein Fatemi was killed following the coup of 28-mordad. Yes, the broken bottle in victim's rectum, murder of pregnant activists, and all other forms of killing and rape was the language of Savak and those who try to whitewash Savak better be ashamed of themselves, especially if they have been part of that criminal organization. For Iranian people, Savak atrocities are not just so-called "mistakes have happened", and they were the heinous crimes of Shah's regime against a generation of Iranian political activists, and those crimes are not a personal issue about Jack and Jill ,and were *political* reality of crimes against humanity committed by Shah's regime. Below is the documented information about Savak and how Savak apparatus was all used by IRI to create Vevak. Even the notorious Evin prison used by Savak is still in use by IRI's Vevak up to this day for torture, forced confessions, and murder:
* The original article was first posted on SCI (soc.culture.iranian) Usenet newsgroup on